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Martha Scott (Whatlock)

Also Known As: "Whatlock", "Whatlocke", "Whitlock"
Birthplace: Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Whatlock; Thomas Whatlock; Joan Whatlock and Joan Jane Whatlock
Wife of Henry Scott, of Rattlesden
Mother of Thomas Scott, of Ipswich; Henry Scott; Ursula Kimball; Abigail Scott; Roger Scott and 7 others
Sister of Roger Whatlock; Anne WHATLOCK and Dorothy Whatlock

Managed by: Michele McAffee
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About Martha Scott

  • Martha Whatlock1
  • F, #71177, b. 18 July 1568, d. 14 March 1611
  • Father Thomas Whatlock1 b. c 1535, d. 25 Jan 1608
  • Mother Joan1 b. c 1540
  • Martha Whatlock was christened on 18 July 1568 at Rattlesden, Suffolk, England.1 She married Henry Scott, son of Edward (Edmund) Scott and Joan, on 25 July 1594 at Rattlesden, Kent, England.1 Martha Whatlock died on 14 March 1611 at age 42.
  • Family Henry Scott b. 1 Nov 1560
  • Children
    • Thomas Scott+ b. 26 Feb 1595, d. 6 Nov 1643
    • Ursula Scott+1 b. 14 Feb 1597, d. 1 Mar 1676
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11674], Ancestors of Stanley Elmer Allen.
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  • Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury by Holman, Mary Lovering, 1868-1947, Pillsbury, Helen Pendleton Winston, 1878-1957 Vol. 1
  • EDMUND SCOTT born probably in Rattlesden, Suffolk, Eng., about 1530, buried there, 14 Aug. 1621, aged "about ninety-seven years." He married, probably about 1560, JOAN ___ , who was buried 15 May 1615, "an old woman".
  • Edmund Scott appears in the records of Rattlesden in 1569 as a "Questman", a parish officer. This is the first mention found of him, although the records begin in 1558, and as the baptisms of his two eldest children are not of record, he possibly came to Rattlesden about 1556 from some other parish. In 1588-89, he was a church warden and in 1593, he was a collector. In 1611, Edmund Scott, "Sr." served again as collector. His age at death was probably exaggerated.
  • Children, all but two baptised in Rattlesden:
    • i. EDMUND, b. about 1561, buried 14 July 1642, Rattlesden; m. 16 Sept. 1583, Rattlesden, AGNES LOSSE, baptism and burial not found. Children (SCOTT), baptised in Rattlesden, (1) Edmund, bapt. 18 Oct. 1586, buried 30 June 1615, "a yonge man, ye sone of Edmund ye younger."; (2) Jonas, bapt. 20 Oct. 1588; (3) Nicholas, bapt. 25 Sept. 1591; (4) George, bapt. 28 Dec. 1594; (5) Robert, bapt. 25 May 1597.
    • ii. HENRY, b. probably about 1565; m. MARTHA WHATLOCK.
    • iii. DINAY, bapt. 18 June 1567; m. 8 Jan. 1587-88 JOHN RANSONE. Child (RANSONE, Priscilla, bapt. 2 June 1588.
    • iv. ANNE, bapt. 21 Aug. 1569.
    • v. ROSE, bapt. 15 Sept 1571, buried 19 Sept 1571.
    • vi. GEORGE, bapt. 31 Jan. 1573-74.
    • vii. NICHOLAS, bapt. 13 June 1576; m. 7 Apr. 1603, ANNE BATMAN. Child, Nicholas, bapt. 22 Jan. 1503-04, buried 29 Nov. 1606.
  • HENRY SCOTT (Edmund), born probably in Rattlesden, Suffolk, about 1565, was buried there, 24 Dec. 1624. He married in Rattlesden, 25 July 1594, MARTHA WHATLOCK, baptised there, 18 July 1658, died before 1653, daughter of Thomas and Joan (___) Whatlock.
  • Henry Scott grew up in Rattlesden, a yeoman farmer. After his death, his family continued to reside there until 1634 when they emigrated to America. His widow, Martha, aged about sixty (really fifty-six), his son Thomas and his family, his daughter, Ursula (Scott) Kimball with her husband, Richard Kimball, their children, and Kimball's brother, Henry Kimball, and his family, sailed in the Elizabeth of Ipswich, 30 Apr. 1634. This shipping list, given by both Drake and Hotten, is divided into two parts, those who took the oath of allegiance and those who did not, the latter being children under age.
  • "Ipswich. -- A note of the names and ages of all the Passengers which tooke shipping in the Elizabeth .... etc.
  • Henry Scott left a will of which brief abstract is obtainable: -- .... etc.
  • It is evident that Thomas Scott, the eldest son, had received his share of his father's property, either through gift at age of twenty-one or through certain property being entailed to him and hence not mentioned in his father's will.
  • Children born in Rattlesden:
    • i. THOMAS1, baptised 26 Feb. 1594-95, d. between 8 Mar. 1653-54 and 28 Mar. 1653-54, prob. Ipswich, Mass.; m. 20 July 1620, ELIZABETH STRUTT, bapt. 19 May 1594, Rattlesden, d. before 1654, dau. of Christopher and Ann Strutt. Children (SCOTT), (1) Elizabeth, bapt. 18 Nov. 1623, Rattlesden; (2) Abigail, bapt. 5 Mar. 1625; (3) Thomas, bapt. 15 June 1628; (4) Benjamin, bapt. 3 Feb. 1630, d. 30 Aug. 1633; (5) Hannah, b. about 1635; prob. Ipswich, Mass.; (6) Sarah, b. about 1637; (7) Mary b. about 1639.
    • ii. URSULA, bapt. 14 Feb. 1596-97; m. RICHARD KIMBALL.
    • iii. ROGER, bapt. 15 Nov. 1604, d. after 1638; m. 26 Feb. 1627-28, SARAH GRIMWOOD. Children (SCOTT), born in Rattlesden, (1) Susan, bapt. 6 June 1632; (2) Roger, bapt. 21 May 1633; (3) Sarah, bapt. 4 Mar. 1635; (4) Abigail, bapt. 26 Nov. 1637; (5) John, bapt. 20 Mar. 1639.
  • URSULA1 SCOTT (Henry, Edmund), baptised in Rattlesden, Suffolk, Eng., 14 Feb. 1596-97, died before 1661, probably in Ipswich, Mass. She married RICHARD KIMBALL. See the First Kimball Line.


After the death of Henry Scott on Christmas Eve of 1624, his widow Martha sailed to the new world with her three adult children; Thomas, Ursula and Roger. The Scott family from Ipswich England sailed in April on the English ship "The Elizabeth". Seventeenth century ships were typically less than 200 feet in length and would have taken two months to cross the Atlantic ocean in good weather. The Elizabeth would have carried crew, passenger and supplies including farm animals, casks of fresh water and food needed for the crossing. Each family would have cooked their own food in metal boxes called braziers. All washing was done with salt water, as the precious casks of fresh water were only used for drinking. .

Thomas Scott, wife Elizabeth (daugter of Christopher and Ann Waller Strutt) arrived in Boston in 1634, only fourteen years after the Mayflower landed in Plymouth Massachusetts. Thomas took the Freemans Oath in 1634 and was granted a house and land in 1635. Thomas was a selectman and Constable in the town of Ipswich Massachuetts. Thomas's daughter Elizabeth married John Spofford.

Note: Martha Scott is documented as a passenger on the "Elizabeth" arriving in 1634, Boston, Mass. Her age was specified as 60 years old, which would mean that her birth year was 1574, not 1568 as specified in the profile.

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Ten years after her husband's death, Martha Scott set sail for America with her son Thomas Scott and her daughter Ursula Kemball and ten grandchildren of all ages from a boy of eighteen to a baby of one. This family group embarked on the Elizabeth of Ipswich on the last of April in 1634, the adults taking the Oath of Allegiance at the Ipswich Customs House before sailing. Martha Scott's age is given on the list as sixty although she was actually 66. The Scotts and Kemballs settled in Ipswich after a short stay in the Boston neighborhood, and there, presumably, Martha Scott died, there being no record.


The Elizabeth left Ipswitch, Suffolk, England mid April of 1634 with her master, William Andrewes (Andres), arriving in Massachusetts Bay.

04 Feb 1634 Henry Dade writes from Ipswitch to the Archbishop of Canterbury that the Francis and the Elizabeth with 60 men in each intend to sail for New England on about March 10 and he supposes they are debtors or persons disaffected with the established church. Note: These ships and nine others bound for New England were stayed but on 28 Feb allowed to proceed on condition that the passengers took the oath opf allegiance. Colham pg 111.

12 Nov 1634: John Cutting and William Andrews pray to be released from bonds of presentation of certificates, enclosing that passangers of the 30 May 1634 Francis and 30 May 1634 Elizabeth did not take the oaths.

21 Jan 1635: John Cuttinge, Master of the Francis and William Andrewes, Master of the Elizabeth, both of Ipswitch, have brought a list of all the passengers that went in their ships to New England in April 1634 with certificates of their having taken the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance.

Skott Thomas 40, from Rattlesden, Suffolk #11 Scott, from Rattlesden, Suffolk, bound for Ipswitch. Ref: NEGR 53/248. 36 pg 159 Skott Elizabeth 40, wife of Thomas #12 Skott Elizabeth 9, #70 Skott Abigail 7, #71 Skott Thomas 6, #72 Scott Martha 60, #19 (Mother)

Kemball Henry 44, from Rattlesden, Suffolk #13 From Rattlesden, Suffolk, bound for Watertown. 36 pg 159 Kemball Susan 35, wife of Henry #14 Kemball Elizabeth 9, child of Henry #74 Kemball Susan 7, child of Henry #75 Kemball Richard 39, from Rattlesden, Suffolk #15 Born 1595, from Rattlesden, Suffolk, bound for Watertown, Ipswitch. Ref: NEGR 57/331. 36 pg 159 Kemball Ursula unk age, wife of Richard #16 (Daughter of Martha Scott) Kemball Henry 15, child of Richard #77 Kemball Richard 11, child of Richard #78 Kemball Mary 9, child of Richard #79 Kemball Martha 5, child of Richard #80 Kemball John 3, child of Richard #81 Kemball Thomas 1, child of Richard #82 Kemball Elizabeth 13, Raynor's step daughter #69



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Martha Scott's Timeline

July 18, 1558
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
July 19, 1564
Age 6
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
July 8, 1568
Age 10
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
July 18, 1568
Age 10
July 18, 1568
Age 10
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
July 18, 1568
Age 10
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
July 18, 1568
Age 10
Rattlesden, Suffolk, Eng.
July 18, 1568
Age 10
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
July 18, 1568
Age 10
Rattlesden, Suffolk, Eng.
July 18, 1568
Age 10
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England